Year 1 2023 - 2024

Miss Purcell

Welcome to Year One!

Teacher: Miss J Purcell

Teaching Assistants: Mrs P Odell, Mrs M Fisher, Miss K Thompson


Autumn Term 2 Learning 2023


Our PE days this half term are Tuesdays and Fridays. Your child can come to school in their PE kit. PE kits should be a plain white top, navy/black shorts or joggers, a plain navy/black jumper or zip up and trainers. 

Forest School

Our Forest School days are Wednesday. Your child can come to school in their Forest School kit. These clothes should be clothes you are not worried about getting muddy. We ask that children's arms and legs are covered to protect them from stings/scratches.


Our Read to Write text this half term is 'Rapunzel' by Beth Woollvin. We will be using this story as inspiration to write our own traditional tale narratives and instructions. 


Our White Rose block this half term focusses on Addition and Subtraction within 10 and Shape. 


Forces and Space: Seasonal Changes

Naming the four seasons and describing the typical weather in each, describing the appearance of a tree's leaves in each season, naming events in the four seaons, learning about daylight hours, recording data about the temperature, labelling a map of the UK with capital cities and seasonal weather symbols. 


What is the weather like in the UK?

Name and locate the four countries on a map of the UK, identify the country they live in, identify the four seaons, identify the four compass directions, use compass directions to describe features, observe and describe daily weather patterns, locate the four capital cities of the UK, explain what the weather is like in each season, suggest appropriate clothing and activities for each season. 


How am I making history?

Order photos on a timeline, use the terms 'before' and 'after', talk about memories, explain why memories are special, name events celebrated throughout the year, know similarities and differences between childhood now and in the past, use key vocabulary to compare the present, the past and possible changes in the future.


How do people celebrate special times (Christmas)?


Seasonal crafts e.g., Christmas cards, Bonfire pictures 


Using our voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes- Christmas performance preparation.


Meet Your Brain

Homework/Reading Books-

Maths homework will be collected in each Thursday.

Reading books and Lending Library books are changed on a Thursday.


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